February 28, 2021

A dozen buildings destroyed in Pinehaven Fire, no injuries reported


The Pinehaven Fireplace began Tuesday afternoon on Nov. 17, 2020 amid a extreme wind storm.

Reno Gazette Journal

7:15 p.m. UPDATE: A dozen buildings have been destroyed all by way of the Pinehaven Fireplace, based totally fully on Reno Fireplace Division Chief Dave Cochran.

No particular particular person has been reported injured or killed all by way of the blaze, he talked about.

Nonetheless, “the fireplace merely shouldn’t be out. We’re going to be working this all evening and all by way of the approaching days,” Cochran talked about.

A set off for the fireplace, which burned elevated than 1,700 acres, has not been decided.

Freeway closures might be in have an effect on all evening.

Reno Police Division Commander Joe Robinson talked about police presence might be put collectively all by way of the vacant properties all by way of the evacuation zone.

“We’re going to have a extraordinarily, very sturdy presence out proper appropriate correct proper right here tonight,” he talked about.

Cochran talked about mop up of the blaze will take a substantial amount of days.

7 p.m. UPDATE: All packages are canceled tomorrow at Reno Excessive, Swope Center and Caughlin Elementary college on account of hearth.

The college buildings might be closed, and no packages might be held every on-line or notably particular particular person.

6:50 p.m. UPDATE: Metropolis of Reno has opened its Reno Direct data cellphone line to cope with factors regarding the Pinehaven Fireplace. Anybody with questions can arrange (775) 334-4636 till 10 p.m. or go to Reno.Gov/PinehavenFire for added data.

5:30 p.m. UPDATE: A map from the Reno Police Division reveals the areas affected by the Pinehaven Fireplace. The map of the fireplace boundary and affected areas and spans North to the Caughlin Ranch Procuring coronary coronary heart on Caughlin Parkway and South to Lakeridge Shores and Greensboro Drive. In response to the map, the fireplace dwelling expands appropriately east of McCarran Boulevard to Cashill Boulevard.

The City of Reno released this map of areas recommended for evacuation due to the Pinehaven Fire Nov. 17, 2020.

The Metropolis of Reno launched this map of areas advisable for evacuation on account of Pinehaven Fireplace Nov. 17, 2020. (: PROVIDED/Metropolis of Reno)

four:40 p.m. UPDATE: Reno’s mayor has signed an emergency declaration for the Pinehaven Fireplace.

Mayor Hillary Schieve tweeted that she signed the emergency declaration on Tuesday afternoon and requested folks to remain out of the world as hearth crews reply to the 1,500-acre hearth. The rationale for the fireplace is beneath investigation nonetheless no accidents have been reported. 

Twenty strike groups, together with hearth response from California, have been deployed to help the Reno Fireplace Division. 


Reno resident Marcia Howton filmed the wind, smoke and finally flames from the Pinehaven Fireplace from her yard on Cashill Blvd. ahead of evacuating.

Reno Gazette Journal

“That is an significantly dynamic state of affairs,” Reno Fireplace Chief Dave Cochran talked about in a ready assertion. “The winds are erratic, and are anticipated to be gusty till sunset. Precipitation is predicted, nonetheless we’re not counting on that. We’re working to guard properties to the extent that we’ll.”

The next areas are beneath evacuation orders: 

  • Sierra Pine Drive
  • Mountainshyre Drive 
  • Chaparral Drive
  • Ridgeview Courtroom docket from Bella Sierra Courtroom docket & Vista View 
  • Areas southeast of Manzanita and spherical Lake Stanley 
  • Skyline Boulevard
  • Cashill Boulevard

NV Vitality has reduce vitality to fairly just a few these areas. At present, 7,100 purchasers are de-energized for security.

The ability had gone on and off a substantial amount of circumstances at John and Pearl Gardner’s dwelling on Tosco Drive ahead of their cleansing lady generally called to try on them. She had heard there was a fire all by way of the home – the aged couple had not.

John appeared exterior, seen smoke, after which a police officer acquired appropriate correct proper right here to the door and ordered them to evacuate. The couple grabbed her walker, some treatment and water ahead of leaving.

“We’re anxious,” he talked about Tuesday afternoon.

Rene Reid was not ordered to evacuate, nonetheless she wasn’t taking any potentialities.

Approved pointers enforcement wouldn’t let her drive to her residence, so she walked a half mile to seize her laptop computer pc laptop laptop computer pc laptop computer pc laptop and a few private objects ahead of heading to an excellent pal’s residence exterior the fireplace zone.

She didn’t take one issue on account of “I’m presuming I’m coming dwelling to a home intact,” she talked about.

Franz Hauser lives by himself on Skyline View Drive and talked about his vitality went off Tuesday ahead of he seen an excessive amount of smoke. At first, he wasn’t anxious on account of the smoke was coming from the choice facet of McCarran Boulevard. Then, the police confirmed up at his doorstep, ordering him to evacuate.

The sooner proprietor of Franz’s Backstube Austrian Bakery has been staying on the cafe equipped that evacuation order has been made.

“Hopefully we’ll return in quite a few hours, nonetheless I don’t know,” Hauser talked about, hopeful that his residence was protected in opposition to the fireplace. If he’s unable to return dwelling, Hauser talked about that he and his neighbors will protect at a resort.

four:15 p.m. UPDATE: The Pinehaven Fireplace has grown to 1,500 acres and is threatening 500 constructions, based totally fully on Reno metropolis officers.

The Washoe County School District talked about some Caughlin Ranch Elementary college school college school college students have been unable to be picked up by mother and father as a consequence of vacationers circumstances attributable to the Pinehaven Fireplace. The scholars have all been taken to Reno Excessive School.

School school college school college students should arrive by four:30 p.m. to Reno Excessive School. Mother and father ought to carry ID and a masks for choose up.

Jeff Tomac lives on the nook of Skyline Drive and Sharon Means. He talked just a few gradual stream of automobiles have streamed away from the fireplace.

“It’s a parade of individuals taking place the freeway and no particular person going up the freeway,” he talked about.

Varied automobiles had parked in his driveway as folks frantically tried to get to relations and pets.

RGJ photographer Jason Bean, who on site on-line of the Pinehaven Fireplace, has seen not decrease than 5 properties burn in a neighborhood merely east of McCarran Boulevard close to Skyline Boulevard.

He talked about sturdy winds proceed, and a substantial amount of properties are burning. He seen firefighters attempt to save plenty of fairly just a few a house ahead of leaving when the roof caved in.

four p.m. UPDATE: Lee Turner was inserting the ending touches on the mannequin new hardwood flooring he is inserting in on his Piccadilly Drive dwelling Tuesday afternoon when the smoke started to blow in from the Pinehaven Fireplace. Inside moments he and his affiliate Pam Pedley have been in a race to seize their valuables and evacuate.

“It was thick smoke,” he talked about. “My eyes have been burning. My voice continues to be fairly hoarse from sprinting out and in of the home merely attempting to get what we might.”

The couple grabbed laptop computer pc laptop packages, garments and photos as 60 mph wind gusts buffeted their dwelling.

“It was merely heinously windy up there,” he talked about. “Merely dreadfully windy.”

Turner talked just a few police officer was standing of their driveway “yelling at us to get out!”

“It was horrible,” he talked about. “Chances are you’ll even see flames a bit little little bit of bit bit. It was largely the smoke.”

Turner and Pedley in the interim are staying at an excellent pal’s residence awaiting information on their dwelling.

“I shall be a bit little little bit of bit irritated if all my handiwork goes up in smoke,” he talked about, chuckling regarding the flooring he had merely completed inserting in. “To amass to nonetheless protect a humorousness.”

three:45 p.m. UPDATE: The Pink Cross has opened an evacuation coronary coronary heart on the Washoe County Senior Coronary coronary coronary coronary heart, positioned at 1155 E ninth St. in Reno for folks affected by the fireplace close to Caughlin Ranch. Varied constructions have burned all by way of the hearth.

Mary Powell, authorities director of the American Pink Cross of Northern Nevada talked regarding the coronary coronary heart opened as shortly as they obtained the selection that properties have been burning.

The middle is not providing congregate sheltering as a consequence of COVID -19, she talked about. Folks ought to protect of their autos all by way of the car parking zone whereas they look ahead to added data.

The Pink Cross will assist folks uncover alternate shelter for individuals who misplaced their properties. 

“I seen the fireplace coming down the hill at McCarran. It acquired appropriate correct proper right here all by way of the hill and burned absolutely,” talked about Remy Goglio, who lives on Skyline Drive close to the intersection with McCarran and was requested to evacuate collectively collectively collectively alongside together with his affiliate and son. “It acquired appropriate correct proper right here down so quick down the hill after which it was over. It was small and quick, no large flames, largely smoke.”

Goglio talked about he lived all by way of the home when a fire blazed by in 2011. He talked about there have been pretty a bit fairly a bit quite a bit a lot much less blowing embers on this fireplace than in 2011.

Peppermill is providing $30 Peppermill Tower/$50 Tuscany Tower funds and no resort value by Thursday for these displaced by the fireplace with proof of ID. These with pets can protect $30 per evening with no resort value. To revenue from the emergency worth, diploma out code HEVAC.

A particular evacuation worth of $35 for these displaced by the fireplace might be obtainable at Eldorado and Silver Legacy.  

three:30 p.m. UPDATE: The fireside has unfold to areas all by way of the valley close to Gibraltar Drive and McCarran Boulevard.

Jon Humbert of the Reno Fireplace Division talked about he seen flames all by way of the backyards of not decrease than three properties on Manzanita Lane together with flames south from there.

The thick smoke is affecting visibility all by way of the home.

three:12 p.m. UPDATE: The Pinehaven Fireplace burning all by way of the Caughlin Ranch dwelling has crossed McCarran Boulevard and is affecting neighborhoods on Cashill and Skyline boulevards, based totally fully on Reno police. Drivers are requested to avoid the world so first responders would possibly assist with firefighting and evacuations

2:42: UPDATE: On the very least one growing has burned all by way of the Pinehaven Fireplace all by way of the Caughlin Ranch dwelling, based totally fully on the Truckee Meadows Fireplace Safety District. 

Evacuations in the interim are furthermore advisable for all sides of Ridgeview Drive dwelling, together with Bella Sierra Courtroom docket and Vista View, together with southeast of Manzanita Lane and spherical Lake Stanley. 

2 p.m. UPDATE: NV Vitality has reduce vitality to areas close to the Caughlin Ranch hearth. In response to its web site, there are elevated than eight,000 purchasers with out vitality in Washoe County. All by way of the 89519 dwelling code which incorporates the Caughlin Ranch dwelling vitality was reduce to 2,167 purchasers.

What everyone seems to be acutely aware of in a single place: Caughlin Ranch Fireplace forces evacuations

Listed beneath are the world codes, NV Vitality outages close to and spherical Caughlin Ranch:

  • 89509 – eight outages; three,725 purchasers
  • 89511 – 10 outages; 1,129 purchasers
  • 89519 – 2,167 Purchasers
A fire burns in West Reno on Nov. 17, 2020.

A fireplace burns in West Reno on Nov. 17, 2020. (: Brian Duggan)

Caughlin Ranch Elementary might be presently on a precautionary code yellow lockdown on account of fireside. School police are responding to the elementary college nonetheless the school merely shouldn’t be presently threatened by a wild hearth that began spherical 1 p.m.

Mother and father do no ought to go choose up their kids.

1:45 p.m. UPDATE: Reno Fireplace Chief David Cochran talked about firefighters are requesting folks evacuate the world close to Pinehaven Freeway and Mountainshyre Freeway. He requested for everybody to avoid the world as crews reply to battle the blaze.

“Hopefully the rain comes sooner pretty than later, nonetheless with these winds forecasted the remainder of the afternoon… it is not good,” Cochran talked about.

“The winds are going to proceed into not decrease than the early evening time,” talked about Scott McGuire of the Nationwide Native native climate Service.

“There’s a excessive wind warning till 7 p.m. tonight and there could be the potential to extend additional all by way of the subsequent couple of hours,” he talked about, along with that the Nationwide Native native climate Service is watching 4 fires.


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